Did you know?
+ Engineers make a difference!
780 million people lack access to clean water; approximately 1 in 9 people. Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness. Lack of sanitation is the world's leading cause of infection.
Engineers Without Borders: EWB-Cal Poly is working towards providing clean drinking water in Thailand, improving sanitation in India,and improving overall health in Nicaragua.
Engineering World Health: "EWH finds innovative solutions to overcome technical challenges impacting health care in developing countries."
+ Many companies recruit from Cal Poly.
Average starting salary: $63,000
Highest starting salary: $115,000
In 2011, 93% of graduates were employed or went to grad school.
Disney: Imagineer That! "Join the talented team that develops and delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world."
NASA:"It's not rocket science!" ...Actually it is.
+ You CAN change your major.
Almost 90% of CP students didn’t decide to be an engineer until High School.
"Over 30% of our students change majors [successfully.]” –Removing Hurdles Towards Progress to Degree: Curricular, Poly, and Technical Challenges
The mission of the Women's Engineering Program (WEP) is to recruit and retain women engineering and computer science students by focusing on outreach, on-campus support and professional preparation objectives. To meet these objectives, WEP works closely with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Cal Poly collegiate section, recognized as the top student section in the nation 2002-2006, 2008-2009, and 2011 in supporting a variety of programs directed at pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students. If you have any questions or would like more information regarding any of our programs please contact us.
WEP supports Cal Poly women engineering students through a variety of academic, leadership and social activities. These activities help students connect to their peers while concurrently providing alumnae, faculty and industry representatives as role models and assisting them in achieving their educational goals. Past on-campus support activities have included: scholarships, academic counseling and referrals, pre-registration counseling, big sibling program, study aids, SWE meetings, and community service. Make sure and check out Cal Poly's YouTube page!
WEP Office Location
SWE Office Location
Building 13, Room 220,
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Unable to Attend Open House? Watch the Women in Engineering Panel Discussion HERE.
Fall Industry Advisory Board MeetingFriday, November 8th 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Learn By Doing Projects
Aid and improve the quality of life of those injured in the line of duty.
Launches miniature satelites for space research, sponsored by NASA.
- Society of Civil Engineers competes annually by designing, building, and racing a concrete canoe.